“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a
child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I put
childish ways behind me” Apostle Paul.
Personal development is very vital, because it is the key to continual relevance in life.
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The above quote reveals the mark of underdevelopment.
- I talked as a child
- I reasoned as a child
- I thought as a child
The way you speak, your level of understanding, your thought-pattern or mindset all reveal if you are a child (Immature) or a man (Matured Able to Nurture). You cannot give what you don’t have, so personal- development is very vital especially in this fast-changing world. It’s time to put away childish things and move on to the higher level of development in all areas of your life.
Areas To Develop In Your Life
Man is a spirit, has a soul and lives in a body, it is therefore vital for this three parts to be simultaneously and consistently developed so that their will be a total development of the total man.
Your spirit can be developed by and through the following.
- Daily bible reading
- Daily prayer routine
- Weekly consistent fellowship with others
- A lifestyle of worship.
- Prayer in the spirit daily
- Reading inspirational books.
THE SOUL (mind, will, emotion)
The soul which is the seat of the mind, your will, your emotion also needs to be developed, and this can be done via:
- Reading various books
- Relationship and traveling
- Information e.t.c.
The body definitely needs to also be constantly develop and that is why everybody eats. You need to look into your:
- Personal hygiene
- Physical fitness
- Dieting and food intake
- Dress sense
- Leisure and Relaxation time.
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Be the best you can be in life, and aim to be exceptional, because there is no end to learning and development. The day you stop learning, you start dying. As you give personal development a priority in your life, obstacles continually give way because whatever you can’t handle today, you can handle tomorrow.
The first man to ever climb to the top of Mount Everest (the tallest mountain in the world) failed at the first attempt, but he went away to return. While working away he turned back at the mountain and said, “Everest! You have grown to your highest height to grow no more, I am going back to grow and I will come back and defeat you because I still have time to grow”
He came back and conquered Everest because he went away to develop himself. That is the power of personal development, it makes every thing possible. If not today – tomorrow.
Life is a school; life is a journey and only those who have clear insight and understanding excel in life. So live your one and only life by having clear understanding about different aspects and issues of life. And that is why continual development is a must.Wisdom demands that you do everything within your power to increase your level of understanding on a continual basis.
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Are you struggling to develop in any area of your life?
I will love to hear from you.